Has something really simple ever caught your eye and you have wanted to take a photo of it or maybe do a quick drawing? Sometimes it is the small things that can have so much beauty in it that it inspires us to want to learn more tricks and tips in our photography. I know for me while I am learning to take better photographs it is the little things that do inspire me.
From a simple pin cushion in one of your favourite colours, to an interesting green pig decoration. All of these things can be a jumping off point in your photography or creative creations. I know that I like to surround myself with things I find inspiring, interesting or beautiful. What colours or shapes inspire you? What lights a fire in your creative spirit that puts you in the place where you must create now. I have stacks of magazines that I turn to again and again for inspiration and motivation.
Take with this picture of the pig I have here, I like the way the light bounces off of him and the contrast in texture between the pig and the wooden shelves. These are the things that make photographs come alive. Just like in art, colour, texture and shape really do make a difference. When you have contrast in all the different elements it allows your photo to come alive. Of course the rule of thirds does help a lot and so does proper lighting. It is always a good idea to take your indoor photos by a window. With the pig photo there was a large window behind me and it was an over cast day. I took this picture in the Macro setting.
The pink pin cushion picture was taken by a photographer friend of mine by the name of Jess Vezzani. It was taken in my studio space that has lots of lighting. Here is a link to some great photo tips at A Beautiful Mess blog. Love these girls. If you have any tips to share please do and here’s to learning how to take better pictures.
See you soon,